Hiking Trail

Snækollur Hike

Guided Hike

Scale the highest peak


5 km


5 hours


600 m

Age limit

10 years


Operated by: Outsiders Iceland

Price for scheduled tour : 29,900 ISK per person

Season: All year

Private departure: Available from 36,900 ISK per person, min 4 participants. Please send a us request at info@highlandbase.is.

Transport: Meet your guide at the hotel. Use your own vehicle to access the hike departure site.

Elevation gain: 550-600 m

Gear included: None

Skill & fitness level: Tourer. Moderate to good.

Min/Max: 4/10 pax


Many claim that from the summit of Snækollur (Snow Top Mountain) you can, on a clear day, see both the south and north coast of Iceland. Snækollur is the highest peak in Kerlingafjöll mountains and we can vouch, ocean-view or not, that the scenery is breathtaking.

Hike with a knowledgeable guide up a steep but relatively short ascent and then along the rocky mountain ridge trail to the top. There it is time to take a well deserved snack break while enjoying the amazing views. If conditions allow, the return hike will take us over a small glaciated snowfield, straight down to where we started.

What to bring

Warm clothes and socks, wind- and waterproof jacket, sturdy boots, gloves, buff, hat, and sunglasses. Water, snacks, and a light lunch.


Cancellations and Booking Modifications:

Scheduled tours: Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours prior to arrival. After that, the tour is non refundable.

Private tours:

  • If a cancellation is received more than 10 days prior to arrival, you will receive 100% refund

  • If a cancellation is received more than 6-9 days prior to arrival, you will receive 80% refund

  • If a cancellation is received within 5 days of arrival, the tour is non refundable.